Widespread growth in the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in the field of Education.

Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Fundación Bolivariana de Informática y Telemática (FUNDABIT), operating under the Ministry of Education.
Key objectives of the measure:

Technical installation, updating and maintenance applied to school computer centers, known as Centros Bolivarianos de Informática y Telemática (CBIT), with the purpose of transforming the learning-teaching process nationwide, and increase the use of information and communication technology by building computer centers across the country.

Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

The project is viewed as a critical effort by the State to ensure that Venezuelans have access to information, that information and communication technology becomes widespread, and that infoculture grows across the country. The project should encourage the educational use of ICT among students, teachers and members of the community in general, through the installation of computer centers in schools. 

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

At least 53 new computer centers (CBIT) have been installed in schools; 289 have been updated and received maintenance; 12,798 educational resources have been digitalized through open software; 76 Technology Centers have been created; 36 operating systems and pieces of equipment have been updated in various Technology Centers; and “Canaima” laptops have been supplied to many public schools nationwide. Furthermore, 288 educational resources have been developed in open software to be used by teachers and students.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

An average of US$ 520,000 was invested per year, using funds from the regular national budget and supplemental appropriations.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Media Arts
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